Archive for June, 2018

Prosecution’s actions examined at Operation Rhino hearing

June 29, 2018 | By More
Prosecution’s actions examined at Operation Rhino hearing

Disclosure of details of a sentencing indication given to a man who would become a key Crown witness is at the centre of a civil action against the prosecution in the 2006 and 2007 Operation Rhino trials in Christchurch.

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Businessman on tax charges can be named

June 28, 2018 | By More
Businessman on tax charges can be named

Suppression has lapsed on the name of Christchurch businessman Hayden George Jones who has admitted tax offences totalling $402,441.

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High security and gang signs at bashing sentencing

June 28, 2018 | By More
High security and gang signs at bashing sentencing

Security in court was tight for the sentencing of five Neighbourhood Crips gang members for an exercise yard bashing in Christchurch Men’s Prison.

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Judge’s kindness misfired with violent offender

June 27, 2018 | By More
Judge’s kindness misfired with violent offender

Offenders seeking compassion can expect a tougher time from one Christchurch judge after his kindness to Huikoma Mitchell went wildly wrong.

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Teen in custody for dairy robbery, supermarket raid

June 27, 2018 | By More
Teen in custody for dairy robbery, supermarket raid

A Woolston teenager is in custody charged with the robbery of a North New Brighton dairy and an attempted raid on a supermarket.

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Gang will argue to keep ‘colours’

June 27, 2018 | By More
Gang will argue to keep ‘colours’

The Crown wants gang members convicted of organised criminal group charges to forfeit $22,352 cash and their Rebels MC patched vests.

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Crown witness pressure detailed at hearing

June 26, 2018 | By More
Crown witness pressure detailed at hearing

The pressures that swirled around a witness in the Operation Rhino trials – including Canterbury Corrections staff apparently accessing his records – were detailed at a civil hearing where five people claim damages against the Crown.

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Civil claim over Crown ‘blunder’

June 25, 2018 | By More
Civil claim over Crown ‘blunder’

The Crown accepts it “blundered” with a 2009 trial, but a group suing for damages allege it acted with malice as part of a “win-at-all-costs” mindset.

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Cannabis raid remand

June 22, 2018 | By More
Cannabis raid remand

An Avonhead man has been remanded on cannabis charges after police raided a Staveley Street property this week and allegedly found a $200,000 growing operation.

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Woman ‘punished’ on social media for biosecurity breach

June 20, 2018 | By More
Woman ‘punished’ on social media for biosecurity breach

A woman who imported unauthorised Marimo moss balls into New Zealand has been the victim of “an Internet lynch mob”, her Christchurch District Court sentencing was told.

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